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Tom Matlack

Tom Matlack On What Makes A Good Man

Debra Ollivier | Posted 02.07.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

What does it mean to be a good man? The question preoccupied venture capitalist Tom Matlack so much that he founded The Good Men Project.

Where Have All The 'Good Men' Gone?

The Good Men Project | Posted 01.14.2012 | Fifty

Tom Matlack laments that more men interest themselves in reviews of computer games than accounts of goodness. He also laments that he's aggravating th...

Manologues: What Do You Say to Yourself When No One Is Around?

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

Men are often portrayed as lacking self-awareness, but the men I know have ongoing discussions with themselves about faith, goodness, fear and what they should really be doing with their lives.

Are Women's Colleges Outdated?

Tom Matlack | Posted 06.08.2011 | College
Tom Matlack

Beyond serving a destination for horny young men, I've always been skeptical about women's colleges.

A Man In A Boat

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

What does it mean to be a good man? I am admitting here, for my grandfather's sake, that the answer is not as straightforward as I'd once imagined.

Men And Guns: Do Guys Have An Affinity For Steel?

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

So as much as it makes us uncomfortable, guys, we all have to look in the mirror and ask ourselves, "What is going on? Why do we love guns and violence so much?"

An Interview With Marie Tillman

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

The Pat Tillman Foundation is a national leader in providing resources and educational support to veterans, active service members and their dependents.

The Good Men at Penthouse

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

I firmly believe that "goodness" is like faith--I shouldn't tell you what yours should look like, and you shouldn't tell me what mine should look like.

It's Not Just Don Draper: Real Men Who Cry

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

Many of us grow up being told--by our dads, our older brothers, our coaches--that we shouldn't cry, and that if we do we certainly shouldn't admit to it. That's bullshit, obviously.

My Manly Chat With Wall Street Journal Columnist Jeffrey Zaslow

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

I'm not afraid to say, "I love you." I live in a home with four women--my wife and three daughters --and they've taught me about romance, affection, etc.

Reaching for the Stars

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

In moments of self-imposed hatred, I see my son's baby blues. Nothing else matters. All concern drops. Where does that light come from?

It's Not Tiger or Jesse, It's You

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

John Edwards, Tiger Woods, Jesse James, and our obsession with their bad behavior, are a symptom of a much deeper problem that the Groundhog Day feel of the news should shake us all to consider.

A Parent's Guide to Unplugging and Recharging

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

This author's touchstone of faith, unplugging and serenity has always been physical contact with his kids.

Baptism

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

My grandfather first came to Lake Megunticook, just outside the picturesque sailing village of Camden, with my great-grandparents in the mid-1910s, when the local salesmen in the family paint business recommended "A place on the pond."

Friendship, Fatherhood and Male Bonding

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

We worked hard, not so much to condition our bodies but to condition our minds. The payoff was that this development of the mind could be applied to any situation in life later on, whether on or off the water.

What Does It Mean To Be A Good Man?

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

Lying in bed that night, I felt euphoria at having reached across what seemed an unbridgeable chasm. I didn't expect the inmates to feel compassion for me or to get anything out of my story. But they did.

My Valentine: To The Moon And Back

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

I met Elena on June 3, 2002 on a blind date. I suggested lunch in a safe location, one where either of us could bolt. I looked up and saw a few white wispy clouds and a finger-nail moon hanging in the blue sky.

Nick Flynn on Fatherhood, Suicide, Torture, Love, and Being Lost

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

He was sleep-deprived, had been put in isolation and sexually humiliated.

Questioning My Faith

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

This is what I am. I have no idea what you call it. But I believe in all of this. None of it is an accident. This is my religion.

Male Bonding: Losing the Game That Counts

Tom Matlack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Tom Matlack

One-on-one basketball is the ultimate measure of a man. And despite having 4 inches and 50 pounds on my son, on this day he proved himself to be the larger man.

Shepard Fairy on Manhood and Mistakes

Tom Matlack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tom Matlack

To be honest, my expectations of a broad-ranging interview with the icon-maker, Shepard Fairey, were not high. I was moderating a panel on manhood be...

Why I Want To Be Elizabeth Gilbert

Tom Matlack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Matlack

Guys, it's about time we had the guts to tell our own stories of imperfection with as much candor and courage as Elizabeth Gilbert has.

Up in the Air: Clooney Looks for Connection and So Do We

Tom Matlack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tom Matlack

As an audience we are rooting for the well-oiled clichè of boy meets girl. What sets Up in the Air apart is its willingness to divert from the superficial and go inside to the uncomfortable truth of life.

Mr. President: How About "Good Men" Day?

Tom Matlack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Matlack

I realize Afghanistan is important. I'm all for doing something about global warming. The health care system is broken. But frankly I am more conce...

An Open Letter to Tiger Woods (and American Men): Crash & Learn

Tom Matlack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tom Matlack

Tiger is only the last, most painful, symptom of an underlying disease in the American male psyche. I should know. I lived it. Public success and p...